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    WHY HEALTH INSURANCE IS A NECESSITY IN KENYA

    Why health insurance is a necessity in Kenya Martin is a 30-year-old recently employed man who experienced first-hand the importance of having a health cover. Two years ago, Martin’s dad had a heart attack that saw him admitted at one of the best private hospitals in the country. At the end of the first week, his father’s medical bill was a whooping KShs 1.5 million. Luckily, for him, his parents who are civil servants enjoy...

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    DEEP VENOUS THROMBOSIS AND COVID-19

    It is very important to know and do something about prevention deep venous thrombosis with the extension of the lockdown. A. What is Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT)? This is the clumping of blood cells in the deep-seated veins called clots. Doctors call this deep venous thrombosis. The clots commonly occur in the lower legs, thighs or pelvis. B. How is Covid-19 linked with blood clots? a. Covid-19 as a disease, predisposes us to blood clots. These blood clots...

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    COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND RETURN TO WORK MEASURES

    A. What is new at 21st May 2020? Globally 5.1 million persons have been infected and 6.5 % of these have died. In Kenya • 1,021 people have been infected • 50 people have died • 70 - 80% of the infected do not have symptoms but can transmit the virus It is more than a respiratory tract disease. The virus is known to cause kidney failure, heart failure, digestive tract disease, blood clots, and out of control blood...

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    COVID-19 AND ITS EFFECT ON HOSPITAL VISITS AND ADMISSIONS

    How is the COVID-19 affecting hospital visits and admissions? Hospitals are not safe havens from Covid-19. People from all walks of life come for treatment. Although we try as much as possible to limit cross infections, experience from China and Italy show that the hospital environment is one of the sources of transmission of Coronavirus illnesses. More so, particularly people with other illnesses such as Diabetes, heart Disease and other diseases that reduce one’s immunity. Hospitals...

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    FAMILY PLANNING AND ITS BENEFITS

    What is family planning? Family planning is the use of methods that give you the opportunity to determine when to have children and how far apart they should be. Did you know that family planning has benefits? This is advantageous because it allows you to space the children while keeping in mind availability of resources, which include; time, social, financial and environmental resources. It also important for maintaining health and empowerment of women. Too many children...

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